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FILM: Throw Away Your Books: The Films of Shuji Terayama / Cambridge, MA, New York and Rochester, NY

11/03/2017 - 12/27/2017

Shuji Terayama was a playwright, novelist, filmmaker and cultural agent provocateur who was one of the most influential and innovative figures in the post-WWII Japanese avant-garde. Created over the course of only 20 years, Terayama's body of work as a filmmaker comprises five theatrical features, as well as more than a dozen shorter pieces.  Subjects of his film include everything from relatively straightforward narratives, to phantasmagoric memory pieces and expanded cinema works that incorporate multiple projectors and even audience participation. This retrospective represents the most comprehensive survey of Terayama's work to occur in the U.S. in decades.  

In conjunction with this retrospective, the La MaMa Archives will be open on Friday, December 1, from 5 PM to 6 PM. The La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club was host to the U.S. premieres of Terayama's La Marie Vison in 1970 and Directions to Servants in 1980. Visitors may view production files, photos, and posters related to Terayama and his theater company. The La MaMa Archives is located at 66 East 4th Street (between Bowery and 2nd Avenue).

November 3 - 27: Harvard Film Archive (Cambridge, MA)
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November 20: Martin E. Segal Theatre Centre (New York, NY)
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November 21 - December 10: Anthology Film Archives (New York, NY)
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December 13 - 27: George Eastman Museum (Rochester, NY)
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This film series is co-presented by Harvard Film Archive, Anthology Film Archives, the George Eastman Museum, the National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, and The Japan Foundation.

[Image: Pastoral Hide and Seek © 1974 Jinrikihikokisha ATG]

EXHIBITION: Hiroshi Sugimoto: Gates of Paradise / New York, NY

10/20/2017 - 01/07/2018

In celebration of Japan Society's 110th anniversary, this exhibition charts the story of four Japanese boys, who were swept up in the tide of religion, commerce and politics during the first Global Age to become Japan's first emissaries to the Western world. Journey in their footsteps through Hiroshi Sugimoto's new monumental photographs of the sites they visited, and navigate the flowering of cultural exchange between East and West with classical masterpieces of visually hybrid (nanban) art from Japanese and American collections. This exhibition is supported through the Exhibitions Abroad Support Program. For more information, please click here

[Image: Hiroshi Sugimoto (b. 1948), Staircase at Villa Farnese II, Caprarola, 2016. Gelatin silver print. © Hiroshi Sugimoto, courtesy of the Polo Museale del Lazio-Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Italian Tourism.]

EXHIBITION: Ubiquitous: Enrico Isamu Ōyama / Manhattan, KS

08/15/2017 - 12/23/2017

Enrico Isamu Ōyama represents a contemporary generation with a distinctly global perspective. Child of an Italian father and a Japanese mother, Ōyama grew up in Tokyo, lived for extended periods in North Italy, and has been working in New York since 2011. Ubiquitous surveys how Ōyama channeled his interests in Tokyo and American street cultures, Western abstract art, and Japanese calligraphy to create Quick Turn Structure (QTS), his signature expression. This exhibition is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

This exhibition takes place from August 15 through December 23, 2017 at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, 14th St & Anderson Ave., Manhattan, KS 66506.

[Image: Enrico Isamu Ōyama, FFIGURATI #89, detail, 2013-2014, acrylic-based aerosol, acrylic-based marker, latex paint, sumi ink on unstretched canvas, (H)2.11m x (W)5.67m, Collection of IAM Gallery, © Enrico Isamu Ōyama, Photo © Atelier Mole]

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